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Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
, lester. >>> today's top story. the american veteran merrill newman will be home are his family in california in a matter of house. he has been held prison in north korea for weeks. late last night he was relieved and quickly began that trip home. ian williams is tracking the developments for us this morning from beijing. ian, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. merrill newman is now a free man after north korea deported him on the first available fleight out of pyongyang. >> i'm very glad to be on my way home. i appreciate the tolerance the dprk government has gave me to be on my way. >> reporter: he also said that he was particularly grateful to the north koreans for releasing him and he was looking forward to seeing his wife. the north koreans said they leaved him because of his age and also because of his ill health. he has a heart condition. they also said they were responding to his apology, his so-called apology. now, this was something that he did live on television a week or so ago. he wrote -- he read from a written confession. now, this appeared to be somethi
Dec 8, 2013 8:00am EST
you, too. 85-year-old war veteran merrill newman is back in california after being detachbd for more than a month in north korea. north korean officials say he was being held on charges of hostile acts against the regime stemming from his service in the korean war. he was finally reunited with his family in san francisco on saturday after the north koreans deported him. >> it's been a great homecoming, and i'm tired but ready to be with my family. >> a spokane medical examiner is set to perform an autopsy monday to determine what caused the death of a teenager on a delta air lines flight on saturday. the flight from seattle to atlanta was forced to make an emergency landing in spokane shortly after takeoff. investigators says it appeared the 16-year-old died of natural causes. the teen was the son of a soldier based in washington. he and his family were flying to atlanta for the holidays. >>> thousands are expected to turn out today for a tribute to "fast and furious" star paul walker. a memorialar cruise is scheduled this afternoon in valencia, california in honor of the late actor.
Dec 10, 2013 7:00am PST
korea for more than a month is speaking out for the reason of his arrest. on monday, merrill newman released a two-page explanation saying his attempt to connect with north korean rebels during the war was misinterpreted as something sinister. he also revealed that his videotaped confession was his only hope of getting home. newman was released on friday after spending almost six weeks under guard in pyongyang. >>> the murder trial of a newly wed bride accused of pushing her husband off a cliff is under way in montana. jordan graham has pleaded not guilty to first degree murder in the deatof her husband, cody johnson. the 25-year-old fell to his death at glacier national park in july, just days after the couple's wedding. graham claims she pushed johnson in self defense during an argument. >>> george zimmerman is asking a judge to change the terms of his bond, so he can now see his girl friend. zimmerman was arrested on november 18th and charged with aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief. in a 911 call, zimmerman's girlfriend, samantha sheehy, accused him of pointing a gun at her
Dec 9, 2013 4:00am PST
worked in secret to obtain more power. >>> and 85-year-old vet says he was comfortable. merrill newman was held for more than a month when asked about a video released showing him an awkwardly worded apology for killing north koreans during the war he told "the sentinel post" that is not my english. >>> a storm is wreaking havoc and paralyzed roads causing a deadly pileup on the pennsylvania turnpike sunday. more than 1,000 flights are cancelled nationwide today. >>> a week long good-bye to former south african president nelson mandela begins today. president obama and others will be among the tens of thousands for the memorial service on tuesday. mandela died thursday at the age of 95. >>> and protesters in ukraine toppled a statue of soviet state founder vladimir lenin and attacked it with a hammer rejecting the historic influence over ukraine. thousands were demonstrating against the government abandoning a pact with the european union and moving closer to russia. one online video helped to ensure that cat lovers got eight hours of uninterrupted fun. christmas cat tv was live
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am PST
-year-old merrill newman arrived last night. we have more from china. >> reporter: good morning. merrill newman is now a free man. he was deported by north korea this morning on the first available flight. when he arrived here in beijing, he looked relieved and remarkably fit. he said he was grateful to north korea for releasing him and happy to be out. >> i'm glad to be on my way home. i appreciate the tolerance that the government has given to me to be on my way. >> he said he was looking forward to getting home, looking forward to seeing his wife. north korea says they released him because of his age and because of his medical condition. they also said they were satisfied he made a confession, an apology for alleged crimes during the korean war. now, that came a week ago in a televised confession, which he read on live state television. judging by the way he read that, it could have been written for him or he may have been forced to read it. that wasn't clear today. he was met at the airport by u.s. officials from the embassy and a little later this afternoon, took a commerci
Dec 9, 2013 4:30am PST
merrill newman is a free man, north korea continues to hold another american citizen, kenneth bae. he has been sentenced to 15 years for hostile acts against the communist state. >> many world leaders head to south africa ahead after memorial to honor nelson mandela who died last week. officials expect thousands to fill a soccer stadium for tomorrow's memorial. the government says at least 53 dignitaries are expected including president obama and the first lady, presidents bush, clinton and carter, bonky moon and many more. president obama plans to speak. we are getting more information on mandela's final hours. a friend who saw him two hours before he died said he was sleeping peacefully, not on life support but clearly near the end. and i could see that he is different from the conditions i saw him earlier, that he is now giving up. >> hundreds of people attended a prayer service last night and there is another scheduled for tonight. >> it's 4:38. time to get a look at the faulk for this week. i was hoping for a warm-up. >> well, we've got one for you. it's just going to be very gra
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am PST
month is in his own bed for the first time since october. we were at sfo as merrill newman arrived. the newmans did not head directly to their home at a palo alto retirement community, choosing to spend their night at their home in santa cruz. mr. newman was not up to talking about the details of his detenti detention. >> it's been a great, great homecoming, and i'm tired but ready to be with my family. >> jeff newman, his son, sent us this photo showing his father and his mother enjoying a meal on the back porch of their home in santa cruz. merrill newman, who is a veteran of the korean war, has refused to answer any questions about his treatment during his 42 days of captivity. his son says if that changes, he'll let us know. >>> merrill newman's homecoming gripped much of the bay and the nation. we have more online at >>> new this morning, south africans flock to the houses of worship for a national day of prayer and reflection to honor former president nelson mandela. ♪ president jacob zuma join eed mandela's ex-wife winnie and members of the family at a church ser
Dec 2, 2013 5:00am PST
during the korean war. according to reuters, merrill newman reportedlyt( served in a secret u.s. army unit during the war. information about the operation sta4é!d writing a book about itk the unit was said to have trained anticommunist -- to fight behind ene) lines. this photojf reportedly shows h posing with one+ of wx:uju las. a political scienceñrjf profess says it doesn't matter why theyo detained them, what matter ss that they did. >> what." matters isv they nowe a bargaining chip and although to say out loudx that's what it is, i'm quite certain b/)'ñ sides know that's what it is. m1ñ newman went to south korea twice in the pastc decade, but this is his first known trip to the north. >>> woyprotesters plan to demonstrate at the opening oft( new planned parenthood. more than 1500 people have signed añr petition opposing it3 we are in contact with planned parenthood, but have not gotten a call back. >>> the oaky fire while+ sleeping on3w an transit bus is expected to head backp, to school. fleishman returned home from the hospital last week after spending several w
Dec 9, 2013 5:00am PST
alto veteran held in north korea is home. merrill newman returned to the bay area over the weekend. his wife tells nbc bay area her husband is resting and they would like privacy. newman was detained for more than a month in north korea accused of crimes dating back to the korean war. after being forced to publicly apologize they deported him. north korea is holding another american, kenneth bae, he was sentenced earlier to 15 years of hard labor. >> the oakland raiders try to figure out what to do after another tough loss, 4-9 on the season. losing to the jets of all people, who is to say their playoff hopes are gone. 49ers high after a win over seattle seahawks. >> there was a big stop in the fourth quarter. then frank gore made the play of the game. taking the ball for his longest run of the season. a field goal sealed the win. 19-17. >> makes monday so much nicer. >> doesn't it though. >> coming up, a fixer upper but one realtor hopes you'll see potential in this to want to pay about $400,000 for it. >> needs a little paint. spies figure out how to make bosses let them play vid
Dec 9, 2013 4:00am EST
detained in north korea for more than a month. 85-year-old merrill newman says he was held in a hotel room and not a jail cell. the dorian war veteran says he was well fed and comfortable. north korea released newman on friday citing his video apology, his age, and his health. newman was in north korea on a tourist visa. military police took him off a plane as he was about to leave pyongyang in october. he was accused of crimes from the korean war. and north korea confirming it removed the uncle of kim jong unfrun from the ruling party. accused of corruption, womanizing and abusing drugs and alcohol. south korean intelligence leaders say the north executed two of his aides just a few days ago. the once powerful uncle was considered a mentor to the north korean lead er. >>> leaders from all over the world are headed to south aftria to pay final respects to nelson mandela. they will be joined by former presidents carter, george w. bush, and bill clinton. the only other living u.s. president, george h.w. bush, has been in failing health and will not make that trip. and after the memorial
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